Tag Archives: User Generated Content

Register reporter’s blog has the word on Connecticut authors

New Haven Register reporter Sandi Shelton loves books. She’s written seven of them herself. Who better to write about the multitude of talented authors in Connecticut? But she also knows how challenging it is for those authors to spread the … Continue reading

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Hardlinks made easy, the digital first way

As we evolve toward our goal of truly being digital first journalists, our set of skills changes and grows. It is clear that “hardlinking” a story from our website directly to another site, such as a blog, is an important … Continue reading

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Weekly uses Facebook for news tips on bank robbery story

When a downtown bank in sleepy New Milford was robbed in broad daylight in January, the staff of the weekly Housatonic Times jumped into action with digital-first, minute-by-minute breaking news reporting of the manhunt that ensued. That alone was a … Continue reading

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Online photo gallery, exhibit bring Flood of ’55 to life

When The Register Citizen opened its Newsroom Cafe in December, we launched with an exhibit of historic photos of the Flood of 1955 from the archives of the Torrington Register and Winsted Evening Citizen. Community Engagement Editor Kaitlyn Yeager capitalized … Continue reading

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Editors curate social media to tell story of winter storm, local athlete’s jump to NBA

The free online tool Storify is enabling journalists to tell stories through the curation of citizen’s posts on Twitter. Register Citizen Community Engagement Editor Kaitlyn Yeager used it to tell the visual story of a huge snowstorm that hit Northwest … Continue reading

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